A spotty, Spotified copy of Juanes: MTV Unplugged streams on an iPhone as Crossfade travels 70mph down an unassuming stretch of I-75 near Resaca, Georgia. It's the Monday after Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and we are relying on the same 4G network that's playing the music to sustain a healthy s ... More >>
Photo by Daniel AzoulayIn the realm of Cuban music, there's everyone else, and then there's Benny More. And if that seems like a sweeping generalization, so be it. It's a simple fact. Yes, his contemporary Perez Prado left behind some big shoes to fill himself. But even the cat who composed "M ... More >>
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Miami, like an adolescent who won't learn from his mistakes, keeps stomping on the First Amendment
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The Latin American and Caribbean Independent Film Festival
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